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Khvajeh Ali Safavi

Khvajeh Ali Safavi
Timur (far left) meets Khvajeh Ali Safavi (center)
Safavid order
Preceded bySadr al-Dīn Mūsā
Succeeded bySheikh Ebrahim
Personal details
ChildrenSheikh Ebrahim
RelativesShaykh Junayd (grandson)

Khvajeh Ali Safavi (Persian: خواجه علی سیاهپوش; died 1427) was a son of Sadr al-Dīn Mūsā and grandson of Safi-ad-din Ardabili.[1][2] He assumed leadership of the Safavid order after his father's death. According to Rudi Matthee / Encyclopedia Iranica, under Khvajeh Ali, the convictions of the Safavid order apparently shifted towards Shia Islam "under the influence of their main supporters—Turkmen tribes who adhered to a popular brand of Shiʿism".[2] Originally (i.e. prior to Khvajeh Ali), the order seemingly bore "Sunni convictions".[2]


  1. ^ Newman 2008, p. 68.
  2. ^ a b c Matthee 2008.


  • Horst, H. (1985). "ʿALĪ, ḴᵛĀJA". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. I, Fasc. 8. p. 836.
  • Matthee, Rudi (2008). "Safavid Dynasty". Encyclopaedia Iranica.
  • Newman, Andrew J. (2008). Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-0857716613.
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